Sex and the Chester: Trompe l ’heart

Lifestyle

By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Staff Writer The term “trompe l’oeil,” in the context of its native French language, means to “fool the eye.” Trompe l’oeil, despite its verb quality, is in fact a genre of painting popular in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, working its magic by using different paint mediums […]

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Letter to the Editor: “George Never Made it to Green”

Opinion

Grace Arenas was absolutely correct in her article “George Went Green: What Happened?” in saying that the environmental awareness movement does not appear to be receiving very much attention on campus this year. In fact, I might be tempted to go a step further and say that the “environmental awareness movement,” if one can even […]

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The Uggly Factor: Ugg Boots Trend Trampled

Opinion

By Sarah Keating Elm Staff Writer According to one of  my 47 unattended Facebook notifications,  national Ugg boot awareness week is baring down on me like a pack of ravenous dingos. Like any more awareness needs to be spread about these Australian imported, sheepskin boots. They are unofficially the official national winter footwear choice off […]

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There Is No Center-Right America

Opinion

By Mario Carter Elm Columnist “This just proves that America doesn’t agree with liberalism.” “The Democrats were too far to the left.” “This is a repudiation of Washington big spending.” What you just read was a compact amalgam of some of the more nauseating talking points being tossed around (without a degree of seriousness) on […]

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Is College Really Worth It?

Opinion

By Ben Mason Elm Alumni Columnist By now, dear readers, you have probably all read the article “Why Did 17 Million Students Go to College?” by Richard Vedder (and if you haven’t, you should). In it, Vedder details (with contributions by Chris Matgouranis and others) how 317,000 waitresses and waiters have at least a college […]

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SEB Concert Event

Student Life

By Kim Friel Student Life Editor Washington College’s SEB is in the works of planning for a popular artist to perform on campus in the spring semester.  Though WC always tries to bring a big name performer to campus for the students, SEB is eager to hear of students’ opinions since finding a neutral artist […]

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Season Kickoff Celebration

Student Life

By Kim Friel Student Life Editor The SEB is hosting Washington College’s first annual Season Kickoff Celebration this Sunday the 14th from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Cain Gymnasium.  The event will celebrate the start of the men and women’s basketball and swimming seasons. “This is another way in which the SEB and SGA offices […]

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Culture Doesn’t Justify Human Rights Violations

Opinion

By Olivia Kittel Elm Staff Writer The concept of cultural relativism has been and is continually used to justify the nonobservance of human rights in many countries. Cultural relativism is the idea that human rights and values vary according to differing cultural perspectives. Therefore, according to this belief, human rights are not universal but rather, […]

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The 1985 Chicago Bears, 25th Anniversary

Sports

By Jason Bryden Assistant Sports Info Director Domination.  When you think of the 1985 Chicago Bears, domination is one of the first words that comes to mind. The Bears asserted themselves as an all-time team by complete and thorough domination of the opposition en route to a 15-1 regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs […]

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Congratulations to Field Hockey and Women’s Soccer for Landing a Combined Five Athletes on the All-Centennial Conference Team!

Sports

Five Shorewomen players were awarded All-Centennial Conference recognition this week. Washington College Field Hockey players Shannon Davis, Brittany Palasik and Emily Trees earned All-Centennial Conference honors, while women’s soccer players Gabrielle Devaud and Victoria Ripple earned honorable mentions. Junior Palasik, who had a record-breaking season, was named to the first team. She recorded an unofficial […]

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